Re: Prime: Muhammad Ali .Vs. Larry Holmes
I've always expressed the opinion that Holmes could have pulled off the decision with Futch in his corner. Folley had some success in the first three rounds, getting Ali off his toes by standing his ground, and scoring with right hand leads and singular body shots, making it more of a chess match. Holmes was much stronger and more durable than Folley, and closer to Ali's height and reach. Although it wasn't characteristic for Larry to use his jab in this way, I believe he could have executed Eddie's strategy to deploy it for throwing Muhammad off his rhythm. Make no mistake about it though, Holmes would need a near flawless performance to carry away the win.